Monday, February 8, 2010

Shuttle Launch

Scott and I dragged our bodies out of bed to watch the last shuttle to be launched in the dark. The sky was crystal clear - perfect. We were looking in the general direction at the appointed time when we saw a huge orange glow from behind some trees (like there was a bonfire a few houses over). Sure enough, the shuttle rocketed above the trees a few seconds later shooting orange fire behind it. It looked like a meteor from the movies.

We saw the glow get brighter as the after-burners turned on. Then, we saw the boosters separate from the shuttle. They seemed to be suspended in space for a long time. We followed the shuttle as it headed east . It went from bright orange to looking just like a star.

It was awesome.

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